Study to Become an RN or LPN in North Dakota

Get a Career in Nursing Off the Ground

While you’re kvetching over which nursing school to choose, North Dakota healthcare decision makers are trying to wrestle a number of challenges facing contemporary nursing within the state. First, North Dakota has a population much smaller and much more spread out than that of most other states and a larger percentage are older than the national average. Aging populations put more strain on healthcare systems and siphon more intensive services. Second, many younger nurses and prospective nurses pursue degrees and jobs outside the state, which counteracts healthcare stability particularly during shortages.

The majority of nurses often go to work in hospitals and in the metro areas, such as Fargo and Bismarck. But the state is chock full of smaller communities and nursing job opps at community hospitals, medical centers, community health clinics, nursing homes, urgent care centers and more. For Advanced Practice Nurses like Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Midwives and Certified Registered Nurses of Anesthesia, opportunities are quite plentiful in the remote or frontier areas of the state. Without primary healthcare personnel such as these that are licensed to practice independently of physicians, most folks would have little care, period.

Loan Repayment, Forgiveness and Financial Incentive Programs for ND Nurse Students

  • The Nurse Practitioners, Physician’s Assistants, and Certified Nurse Midwives State/Community Matching Loan Repayment Program is designed to put motivated primary care givers into rural community health settings—medically underserved. In exchange for 2 years of service, eligible candidates may earn up to $10,000 usable for loan repayment. North Dakota funds $5,000 and the community funds a matching $5,000.
  • The Nursing ED Loan is administered through the ND Board of Nursing and is available for eligible baccalaureate nursing students. This is a loan for service program and recipients must be willing to repay loans with practice in the state.

Nursing Board

The North Dakota Board of Nursing is the number one source for all information related to the practice of nursing in ND. Look to this resource for the following:

  • RN, LPN, and APRN licensure and examinations
  • Renewal licenses
  • License verification
  • Nurse Ed Loan details
  • Approved nursing schools in ND
  • Continuing Education resources and requirements for ND nurses
  • and much more

List of Accredited Campus-Based Nursing Schools in North Dakota

  • Dickinson State University
  • Jamestown College
  • Medcenter One College of Nursing
  • Minot State University
  • North Dakota State College of Science
  • North Dakota State University
  • Presentation College
  • University of Mary
  • University of North Dakota
  • United Tribes Technical College

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